Describe a piece of technology that you find difficult to use IELTS Cue Card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a piece of technology that you find difficult to use.

You should say:

When did you get it?
What did you get it for?
How often do you use it?
How do you feel about it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to Describe a piece of technology that you find difficult to use IELTS Cue Card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
It’s no secret that technology has become an integral part of our lives. Whether it’s our smartphones, computers, or other gadgets, they all make life easier in some way or another. But it’s not all sunshine and roses regarding technology. Sometimes, we find a piece of technology difficult to use. I’m here to talk about my experience with a piece of technology that I find challenging to use.

When did you get it?
The piece of technology that I find difficult to use is a smartwatch. It’s a device that can track my fitness activities, such as running and walking, as well as other features, such as sending and receiving notifications from my phone.

What did you get it for?
I got the smartwatch a few years ago. It was a gift from a family member who wanted me to be more active and healthy.

The purpose of the smartwatch was to help me be more aware of my physical activity and to motivate me to exercise more. It was also supposed to help me stay connected with my phone notifications, such as text messages, emails, and social media updates.

How often do you use it?
I use the smartwatch a few times a week. I use it to track my fitness activities, such as running and walking and stay connected with my phone notifications.

How do you feel about it? and Conclusion:
Overall, I’m satisfied with the smartwatch. It has helped me be more aware of my physical activity and stay connected with my phone notifications. However, I find it difficult to use because it can be complicated to set up and navigate. I don’t use many features, but I’m still trying to figure out how to use the ones I do.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • We live in a time where technology has made it possible to do many things considered unimaginable in the past.
  • But it has also come at the cost of simplicity.

When did you get it?

  • Today, I would like to talk a washing machine, which offers so many features but is also very complicated to use.
  • Recently, our previous washing machine broke down and we decided to buy a new one.
  • I compared the different models online and ultimately decided on a Gen Z model from a famous company.

What did you get it for? and How often do you use it?

  • It boasted 102 different washing modes for different types of clothes.
  • None of the other models came even close to it.
  • When I bought, I never thought if I really needed 102 modes.
  • There are 102 different modes, but it is impossible for the machine to have 102 buttons.
  • The modes have to be changed and selected on the basis of just 10 buttons.
  • Its really hard to remember the buttons I need to press.
  • In fact for the simple basic wash cycle, I have to press five buttons in a particular order.
  • For this, I always need to keep the user manual closely.
  • Many times, if I click on a wrong button I have to start all over again.
  • It gives a headache to use it.
  • Earlier, our maid used to easily use the washing machine
  • However, this one is too complicated for her to use as she doesn’t know English and the user manual is only in English.

How do you feel about it?

  • I really regret buying this machine.
  • But I have also learnt a valuable lesson.
  • More is not always good.

Conclusion:

  • I don’t think I will ever end of using more than five modes in my life.
  • When buying things, I shouldn’t care about what the technology offers but rather what I need.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “Describe a piece of technology that you find difficult to use”.

1. What technology products or technologies are used by people now?
Our life is full of technology. In fact, we use a technology from waking up to sleeping. A few examples are all the kitchen gadgets, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, mobile phones, laptops, cars and so on.

2. Why do large companies often produce new products?
I think it is a game of constant one-upmanship. Companies are trying to cram in more and more features trying to out do each other without really thinking about what is essential. For example, there are mobile phones out there with more than 10 cameras.

3. Why are people so enthusiastic about buying newer iPhone models, even when nothing much changes?
I think the main reason is that the people want to show off that they own the latest model. Moreover, I think buying something new makes it exciting. We don’t have the same bonds with products we earlier did and thus its very easy to throw away the older model for the newer one.

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Describe a piece of technology that you find difficult to use

Describe a piece of technology that you find difficult to use IELTS Cue Card

Introduction:
It’s no secret that technology has become an integral part of our lives. Whether it’s our smartphones, computers, or other gadgets, they all make life easier in some way or another. But it’s not all sunshine and roses regarding technology. Sometimes, we find a piece of technology difficult to use. I’m here to talk about my experience with a piece of technology that I find challenging to use.
When did you get it?
The piece of technology that I find difficult to use is a smartwatch. It’s a device that can track my fitness activities, such as running and walking, as well as other features, such as sending and receiving notifications from my phone.
What did you get it for?
I got the smartwatch a few years ago. It was a gift from a family member who wanted me to be more active and healthy.
III. What Was Its Purpose?
The purpose of the smartwatch was to help me be more aware of my physical activity and to motivate me to exercise more. It was also supposed to help me stay connected with my phone notifications, such as text messages, emails, and social media updates.
How often do you use it?
I use the smartwatch a few times a week. I use it to track my fitness activities, such as running and walking and stay connected with my phone notifications.
How do you feel about it? and Conclusion:
Overall, I’m satisfied with the smartwatch. It has helped me be more aware of my physical activity and stay connected with my phone notifications. However, I find it difficult to use because it can be complicated to set up and navigate. I don’t use many features, but I’m still trying to figure out how to use the ones I do.

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